End Violence in West Papua

UPDATE (Indonesia): Army Special Forces threaten social workers to find out Father Johanes Djonga’s whereabouts in Papua

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the continuing threats of social workers by the Army Special Forces in Papua since September 2007 to get location of Father Johanes Djonga working for human rights. The AHRC has earlier raised the alarm about the army’s threats against the Father Djonga […]

UPDATE(Indonesia): Continuing threat on the head of the Human Rights Commission in Papua; soldier threatens to kill a priest

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes with deep concern regarding the continuing threat and lack of protection to Mr. Albert Rumbekwan, head of the National Human Rights Commission’s (Komnas HAM) office in Papua. On September 23 unidentified persons broke into Rumbekwan’s house. It is believed this was yet another incident in the […]

INDONESIA: Human rights activists from West Papua targeted following meetings with UN Human Rights Defenders Special Representative

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received credible information of ongoing attacks, intimidation, surveillance and threats, including death threats, against human rights defenders from West Papua that occurred in mid-June 2007, following their meeting with Ms. Hina Jilani, the UN Special Representative to the Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders. It is […]

INDONESIA: West Papua case requires HR Court judgement

Indonesia’s history of heavy-handed tactics in battling separatist movements in East Timor, Aceh, and West Papua is well documented, as is Indonesia’s failure to place responsibility for the systematic human rights violations involved. Impunity continues as the Indonesian government approves and encourages brutal counter-revolutionary military and police operations.